Wedding Make-up: Natural but Comfortable

Like I said, i had gone to my husband's cousin's wedding in India. Sure enough, I begged her to let me do her make-up and got to play dress up (my parents never got me a barbie while growing up, hence my dressing-up issues). Here is the breakdown from the reception. Hope you like it.

Tools Used:
  • MAC 187 brush for foundation
  • MAC 129 brush for powder and blush
  • Scott Barnes angled blush brush for contouring
  • MAC 239 brush to pat on shadow
  • MAC 217 brush to blend in concealor
  • MAC 219 brush to smudge shadow and liner
  • MAC 222 brush for crease and highlight work
Make-up Used:
  • Illamasqua Satin primer
  • Dior Forever foundation
  • MAC MSF in dark
  • MAC Fix + (optional)
  • YSL Touche Eclat in #3
  • MUFE Full Cover Concealor
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance as primer
  • MAC Girlie eye shadow
  • MAC Woodwinked eye shadow
  • MAC Rice Paper eyeshadow 
  • MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow
  • MUFE Aqua Liner in Matte Black
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense in black
  • Chanel Inimitable waterproof mascara
  • Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes
  • MAC Sunbasque blush
  • MAC Dollymix blush
  • Clinique Root Beer lip liner
  • Chanel Orientale lipstick smudged on lightly
  • Chanel Aqualumiere gloss in Glass Quartz

Apply the Illamasqua Satin primer on the face after moisturizer. I love the finish this primer has on non-oily skins.

With the MAC 187 brush, stipple Dior Forever foundation on the skin and buff it into your skin in circles. I love this technique especially with this foundation because it looks flawless in photos and in real.

Dot concealor where you need it (around the lips, on the sides of the nose, under the eyes, etc.) and blend it out with the MAC 217 brush.

Set the foundation with the MAC MSF with the MAC 129 brush.

Apply YSL Touche Eclat to the under eyes, on the brow bone, on top of your cheekbones, on the cupid's bow, and the sides of the mouth. Blend it out with the MAC 217 brush.

Prime eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Apply MAC Girlie eye shadow all over the lid to slightly over the crease with the MAC 239 brush.

Define the crease with MAC Woodwinked shadow using the MAC 222 brush. With the same brush, slightly define the outer edge of the crease with MAC Knight Divine. With the MAC 219 brush, gently line the entire  lower lash line with the Woodwinked shadow.

Line the top lash line with L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner. Start at the very inner lash line and thicken it as you get to the outer corner. The line should be of medium thickness and should stop at the outer corners as it is not extended. Rim your bottom waterline with MUFE Aqua Liner in Matte Black.

Apply two coats of Chanel Inimitable mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Then, add drama with a full strip of Ardell Demi Wispies.

Apply MAC Sunbasque along the cheekbone towards the temple with the Scott Barnes angled blush brush. You're defining the actual cheekbone and not the lower part as much. Using the MAC 129 brush, make your cheeks pop with MAC Dollymix blush on the apples of the cheeks. Remember, the blush has to be light because otherwise it will overpower the eyes. Make sure the blushes are blended properly.

Outline lips with Clinique Root Beer lip liner and blend it out. Dab your fingers into the Chanel Orientale lipstick and stain the lips with it. You don't want overwhelming colour, just a light tint. Then, top it off with Chanel Aqualumiere gloss in Glass Quartz.


Ash said...

This is a very lovely and natural look :). The bride looks wonderful and very happy!

10:16 PM
Anonymous said...

I just love your Asian Makeup beauty tips. The pictures look wonderful and great

11:03 AM
Ki said...

Oh thank you! :D I'll try Dior Forever now - I'm looking for a wedding foundation for my wedding in December!

9:40 AM
Rakhshanda said...

very pretty makeup...check out my blog...

12:04 AM
Keerthana said...

She is very pretty! She reminds me of my mother in law (who is still gorgeous) when she was younger.

2:07 AM
Anonymous said...

Aw, so pretty xx

3:14 PM
design said...

Excellent tips thanks for shareing..

12:58 AM
Anonymous said...

You did a great job explaining the techniques and products used. Blending is extremely important, especially in Bridal makeup where harsh lines would be over-powering. "Keep doing the Glam thing" ~ Victoria Duke

2:20 PM
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12:19 AM
Mavy Gravy said...

That's exactly what I'm after for my wedding later this year. I don't want a cake on my face and not many people I know seem to get why not.

Plus, you use MAC make up which I lurrrve lurrrrve luuurrrve. Great site! Following you now! x

6:05 AM
Ere said...

Wow! This is awesome and beautiful blog.
Thank you for sharing..
Best natural makeup

5:17 AM
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6:23 AM
Fashion Trends said...

Lovely one ! It's very important for any Indian girls to look like this on her wedding occasions.

Very homely and attractive one !!

11:49 PM
Win said...

That's a very natural look indeed! Love it. I wish I could do this kind of makeup everyday :D Just a few questions:

1. What shade did you use on her for the Makeup Forever Concealer? Was her skin tone a bit on the tanned side? (I am asking cuz I am looking for the right shade myself and sometimes, the camera adds light to the actual skin tone.)
2. Did you set the concealer with a setting powder as well? If yes, which one?
3. You mentioned you used YSL Touche Eclat in shade 3 on her. Was this after applying the concealer and/or setting powder? Did you need to set the touche eclat with anything as well?

4:10 AM
Anonymous said...

This is a great everyday look but not for a bride. I can barely see any makeup and her skin is not even toned either. All I see is some lipgloss/vaseline on her lips.

8:08 PM
Bob Bangs Canada said...

I agree with natural look but for bride this is not something special.There should be something extra for bride.

10:20 PM
Anonymous said...

I agree....great as an everyday look...but too very bland for a bride...excuse me for thinking it out aloud, but I thought this looks like a "court marriage" simple kind of makeup.

7:42 AM
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2:34 AM
Murano Glass said...

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2:52 AM

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